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Autumn production 2016
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 ACT's Spring production 2016 was . .

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ACT's Autumn 2015 production
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Click here to see the programme for Twelfth Night
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Our production for Spring 2015
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Click here to see photographs of Blithe Spirit

Our Autumn 2014 production was . . .









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Click here to see the programme for The Crucible
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Our Spring 2014 production was . . .










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Click here to see the programme for When We Are Married
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Our Autumn 2013 production was . . .

 . . . presented in Axbridge Town Hall in November

Click here to see the full poster For Hamlet

Hamlet or  'The Tragical Hiftorie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark'.  

 'Tragical' it is, but also full of comedy, excitement and much else . . 

as director John Bailey puts 'it a spectacle, it's all in there. A play about a tortured soul? - yes, but much more than this - a thriller with a twisting, turning plot, a ghost story to raise the hairs on the back of the neck, a tale of murder and revenge, a tortured love story - a doomed romance, a tale of ambition and jealousy, a tale of . . . ? Buy tickets, don't miss out - what's not to like?'

Hamlet was one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and is still so today -  it has topped the Royal Shakespeare's Company's performance list since 1879. Hamlet has inspired many other writers, leading to seemingly endless re-telling and adaptation, is the origin of many phrases and sayings in common use today, and contains perhaps the greatest soliloquies in English literature. It has been described as 'the world's most filmed story after Cinderella'.

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Click here to read a review of Hamlet (this is the full text of a review which appeared in a shortened form in The Cheddar Valley Gazette)

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The set for Hamlet











Our Summer 2013 production was . . .
 

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A Separate Peace
A sly, gentle dig at society's conventions and preconceptions. In A Separate Peace, originally written for television, the central character challenges the assumption that a hospital is for the ill, by booking himself in wanting privacy and routine. He can pay his way, but the conflict between his and the hospital staff's views of the situation provides the theme, and the ultimate outcome, of the play.

The Real Inspector Hound
The Real Inspector Hound is the ultimate parody of the country-house murder mystery. Starting with a play within a play it embodies absurdism, farce and satire as two critics become embroiled in the performance they are supposed to be watching. The play is said to give away the ending of The Mousetrap which is supposed to be a closely guarded secret. It was first performed in 1968 at the Criterion Theatre in London, when the parts of the two critics were played by Richard Briers and Ronnie Barker.

The programme
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Reviews
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Photographs 
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